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Diploma of Indigenous and General Studies

Graduation requirements

To graduate with the Diploma of Indigenous and General Studies, students need to successfully complete 64 subject points.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Diploma of Indigenous and General Studies aims to provide Indigenous Australians, living within and beyond the geographical footprint of CSU, access to a culturally sound preparatory program which builds a broad range of academic skills required for entry to CSU undergraduate degree programs.

The Diploma of Indigenous and General Studies forms a component of the overall CSU transitions and pathways support program. The Diploma offers flexible learning and first-hand experience in university study, allowing students to make informed choices about future directions of their education. 

Students can choose to study either on campus at Dubbo campus or by distance education. On campus students will be required to attend lectures and tutorials on campus, whilst, distance education students will be required to attend a five day residential school at Dubbo campus at the beginning of each session and are supported through an online learning environment. 

Students will be introduced to a range of study areas including:

  • Indigenous knowledge

    Course structure

    This course consists of the equivalent of eight 8-point subjects:

    IKP101 Transition to Academic Writing Skills 1
    IKP102 Introduction to Indigenous Studies
    IKP104 Introduction to Humanities and Social Sciences
    IKP105 Introduction to Indigenous Histories and Contemporary Realities
    IKP107 Transition to Academic Writing Skills 2
    and
    IKP103 Introduction to Science
    or
    IKP106 Introduction to Mathematics for Life and Learning

    Restricted electives

    Students select two electives from the following:

    COM112 Digital Media
    HIP112 Communication for Health Practice
    MTH129 Discrete Mathematics
    PHL103 Theories of Human nature
    SOC101 Introductory Sociology
    or any first year subject in consultation/negotiation by the Course Coordinator.

    Enrolment pattern

    Full Time

    Session 1

    IKP101 Transition to Academic Writing Skills 1
    IKP102 Introduction to Indigenous Studies
    IKP104 Introduction to Humanities and Social Sciences
    and
    IKP103 Introduction to Science
    or
    IKP106 Introduction to Mathematics for Life and Learning

    Session 2

    IKP105 Introduction to Indigenous Histories and Contemporary Realities
    IKP107 Transition to Academic Writing Skills 2

    and two electives from the following:

    COM112 Digital Media
    HIP112 Communication for Health Practice
    MTH129 Discrete Mathematics
    PHL103 Theories of Human nature
    SOC101 Introductory Sociology
    or any first year subject in consultation/negotiation by the Course Coordinator.

    At a glance

    Study Mode

    On campus; Distance education

    Where

    Dubbo

    When

    Session 1

    Level

    Undergraduate

    Duration

    1 year full-time

    International?

    NO

    Indicative ATAR

    N/A

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